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Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

Please explain what does blue and cold hands mean?

Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by The American Society for Surgery of the Hand: http://www. Assh. Org/Public/HandConditions/Pages/Cold-Hand. Aspx. Some specific reason include: anemia, Buerger's Disease, diabetes, lupus, Raynaud's Disease& Scleroderma. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Blue lips cold hands and feet, what to do?

Blue lips cold hands and feet, what to do?

Have it evaluated: These may be symptoms of raynauds disease. ...Read more

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Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

See Dr: Syncope x anything is not common or usual, so if your BP is on low side and you "fall out, " then need evaluated by dr asap to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Yesterday felt cold hands feet turned white toes turned blue felt weak and unbalanced what could it be can low potassium cause this symptoms thanks?

Yesterday felt cold hands feet turned white toes turned blue felt weak and unbalanced what could it be can low potassium cause this symptoms thanks?

NO: Potassium levels (neither high nor low) do not cause cold feet or hands. Your symptoms cannot be determined with the information supplied. Ambient temperature, activity, insulation, state of hydration all play a role. Thyroid hormone level can be a factor. Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder in which hands and feet blanch and become cyanotic, numb, tingly, or painful when exposed to cold. ...Read more

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I have ice cold hands all the time?

I have ice cold hands all the time?

Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by the american society for surgery of the hand: http://www. Assh. Org/public/handconditions/pages/cold-hand. Aspx. Some specific reason include: anemia, diabetes, lupus, raynaud's disease& scleroderma. ...Read more

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My baby always has really cold hands is this normal?  

My baby always has really cold hands is this normal?  

Depends: Babies, like adults, can have cold extremities simply because of the environment. Cyanosis, or a blueish color, to the fingers or hands can be a little more concerning - though not always. I wouldn't be too concerned unless there is consistent cyanosis or a curious change/decrease in finger/hand movement. Use mittens and if you're really concerned, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cold hands?

Cold hands: Cold hands = decreased temperature of hands. It may be related to poor circulation, thyroid disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer cold hands?

Why do I suffer cold hands?

See details: There can be several causes. If your hands turn blue or blanch with cold exposure it may be raynauds disease. ...Read more

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What causes cold hands and feet?

What causes cold hands and feet?

See details: If the skin of the hands turn blue or blanch with the cold exposure then raynaud's disease is the likely cause. ...Read more

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How to avoid cold hands when dieting?

How to avoid cold hands when dieting?

Shouldn't have to: You shouldn't have cold hands when dieting. Either this is a coincident or the diet you are doing is not the best diet for you. ...Read more

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Why do I have cold hands and feet indoors?

Why do I have cold hands and feet indoors?

Cold feet and hands: Pernio is caused by exposure to cold for a long period of time without freezing or by very wet conditions.
Raynauds syndrome is an abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels with cooling of the fingers or toes. Cryoglobulins are proteins, which are normally dissolved in the blood, that become solids or gels when cold. These are some causes of cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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Do cold hands mean bad circulation or other?

Do cold hands mean bad circulation or other?

Raynaud's: Is a possible diagnosis. This is vasospasm of the small vessles in the hands and or feet. (vasospasm is opening and closing, so that the blood doesn't flow continuously.) signs include color changes and coldness of the extermities. Those color changes are red, white and blue variations. ...Read more

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Can it be harmful to have cold hands and feet?

Can it be harmful to have cold hands and feet?

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's is a common reason why this can occur. If this is the reason why your hands and feet are cold you would have to be cautious when going out in cold weather as you are more susceptible to frostbite or childbains. ...Read more

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Can there be a long term treatment for cold hands?

Can there be a long term treatment for cold hands?

Possibly: It depends on the cause. If there are color changes and a suspicion of raynauds, then there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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Can a normal baby have cold hands and feet off and on?

Can a normal baby have cold hands and feet off and on?

Yes: Babies may have cool hands and feet for a variety of reasons. Most often, the baby may be under dressed, and by moving the warm blood from the extremities to the core (abdomen and chest), baby is conserving heat and energy. If your baby feels cool all over or is acting sick, consult your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is having cold hands related to having bad circulation?

Is having cold hands related to having bad circulation?

No well maybe: Raynauds syndrome causes poor circulation to your hands in the cold. But you might have normal circulation.

Ask your doc

i suppose if you have terible peripheral vascular disease you could have cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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What causes you to have cold hands and feet all the time?

What causes you to have cold hands and feet all the time?

Common sensation.: But usually nothing is found. The things we worry about are circulatory and nerve problems. Rarely is this a presenting problem of endocrine or rheumatologic disease. To be honest the VAST majority of patients with this complaint have no significant finding to suggest anything wrong with them. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Activity: The best things are the simple things- gloves, socks, activity (walking). I you are concerned about your circulation then a vascular ultrasound will help answer your questions. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for always having cold hands and feet?

Cold feet and hands: Pernio is caused by exposure to cold for a long period of time without freezing or by very wet conditions.
Raynauds syndrome is an abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels with cooling of the fingers or toes. Cryoglobulins are proteins, which are normally dissolved in the blood, that become solids or gels when cold. These are some causes of cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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Is it actually harmful to have cold hands/feet, or just annoying?

Is it actually harmful to have cold hands/feet, or just annoying?

Mostly annoying: It could represent reynaud's phenomonon where blood flow gets reduced in the cold dramatically. If mild, it is annoying. In the most severe cases, especially when exposed to severe cold, the lack of blood flow could actually cause damage to tips of fingers, and toes, but this is with the worst cases and the worst cold. Most of the time, just having cold hands is just that and warm gloves help. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have a cold hands, passing out in bathroom?

What do you advise if I have a cold hands, passing out in bathroom?

Get it checked: If you are passing out you need to have yourself checked out. Not enough info for us to advise you ...Read more

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Can metformin give you cold hands sometimes is this safe or a warning sign of something?

Not common: This is not a common side effect of metformin. Raynaud's phenomena is common, but you would likely have noticed cold hands for much of your life. ...Read more

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I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

Exercise.: If you aren't getting enough exercise, you are not generating enough heat in your body to activate the entire cooling system - which includes sweating and directing blood flow to extremities. ...Read more

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Recently have been getting cold hands/feet. Never happened before. Only started after I try to workout 30minutes everyday. Is this normal/healthy?

Recently have been getting cold hands/feet. Never happened before. Only started after I try to workout 30minutes everyday. Is this normal/healthy?

Rule out: Raynaud's disease. It is a rare disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes. The cause is unknown, but the phenomenon is a problem with blood flow. Because the body limits blood flow to the hands and feet, it makes the fingers or toes feel cold and numb.
Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Hands feel icey cold (in temps under 65). No known cardiovascular problems. Exercise very regularly. Can cold hands be benign or is this a problem?

Hands feel icey cold (in temps under 65). No known cardiovascular problems. Exercise very regularly. Can cold hands be benign or is this a problem?

Constriction: Constriction of the superficial arterioles can be normal and serves to facilitate the body's temperature control. Excessive constriction can occur; it's called Raynaud's phenomenon and is treatable with vasodilating medications. See your Dr or see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

May be normal: Peripheral vasoconstriction (blood vessels get narrow) due to cold weather may be the reason. May not be a problem ...Read more

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How to make my cold hands very warm naturally?

How to make my cold hands very warm naturally?

Nutritional cause?: Cold hands and feet could mean nutritional deficiencies. That's not so bad, but inadequate nutrition could lead to much more dangerous health problems. If you're not getting sufficient B12 you might get cold hands and feet. The same is true with magnesium and iron. If the diet you're on is missing key nutrients! You need a better diet. Could be nonnutritional causes too. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cold hands and cold feets oftenly.

I am experiencing cold hands and cold feets oftenly.

Raynaud's Phenomenon: Cold hands and cold feet are usually seen in patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon. It happens in some s cold feeling in hands and feet. It can be Primary when no cause is found or secondary due to another disease. The small blood vessels are extremely sensitive and close prematurily unlike normal when they open&close to regulate body temp. You need to consult MD as secondary causes need rule out others ...Read more

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Cold Hands (Definition)

Cold hands = decreased temperature of hands. It may be related to poor ...Read more